We all know how a clock works, basically, right? The second hand ticks every second, the minute moves every 60 seconds, and the hour hand every 60 minutes. Then the whole thing repeats itself.
What if I told you that the way a clock works is usually not experienced in this way at all-- but, rather, that most people experience time more quickly some moments and more slowly others-- and that sometimes, time may almost seem to run backwards. . . ?
The sequential variations of the longform piece "Clockwork" are sometimes dense, sometimes sparse, and sometimes nonexistent. Unified by sound and certain seed elements, the piece recurses and digresses like time itself to the human observer. And though you may think you have found two moments to be the same. . . you haven't.
May 30, 2006 Subject:
for when time really does stand still...
this is a very enjoyable piece of music in its own right, but i found it had an unintentional use... much like some albums appear to sync up to some movies, this music seemed to sync up perfectly to watching a series of about 10 consecutive progress bars in software installation! highly recommended for any occasions you're tempted to thump your computer to get it to go faster, which won't work, but you'll enjoy it more with this to listen to.